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My version of a makeover of the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana that uses cauliflower instead of the potatoes, collard greens (only because I was out of kale but it worked great) and part sausage and part 97% lean ground turkey. The end result was all the spicy flavor of their soup but much less fat and way fewer starchy carbs. Goal achieved: lower fat, higher protein, lower carbs.
Sangria (using 2 ounces of sangria and filling glass with ice and no calorie lemon or orange carbonated water)
Absolutely delicious dressing to use on greek salad, salad greens or in pasta dishes. Also works well to marinate chicken in. Works best to make it a day before so the flavors all blend...and it doesn't need to be refrigerated. Just put everything into a mason jar, screw on the lid and shake it until blended!
Spicy Mexican Shredded Chicken and Onions cooked low and slow in the crockpot. I cook mine in a very small crockpot that doesnt heat as hot as my large one, so it takes about 10 hours or so. Because I only cook about 10 ounces of chicken breast (enough for a couple of meals for me and then I turn the rest into a pot of mexican soup), it is pretty saucy. You could easily add another 5 ounces of chicken breast to feed a family and still have leftovers.
Delicious as a side dish or to double up as a yummy and comforting main dish. Also great for New Years!
Delicious, spicy potato and kale soup.
Lots of filling vegetables and pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles (new from Jimmy Dean). Can also scramble a couple of eggs to bulk it up but be sure to add in the extra calories/fat.
Lightened up version of one of my favorite pasta dishes.
Even better served with thin slices of sauteed chicken breast.
Light chili that has a broth base rather than a tomato base.
Can also be made as a meat free soup by leaving out the chicken...replace chicken stock with vegetable stock and add some frozen spinach.
Great way to use up summer vegetables from the garden.
Delicious low fat/low calorie soup that's chock full of flavor. Perfect to eat as a first course to help fill-up and get in some veggies. Also great with a baked potato for a light meat-free evening meal.
quick and easy way to get some extra good carbs and fruit in for the day.
Great side dish with curry or indian food
Lots of veggies, some lite coconut milk and red curry powder.
Had cooked some extra brown rice and needed to use it so tossed together this satisfying and spicy spanish rice. Perfect to use up leftover rice and tomato sauce. To make it a main dish, add some black beans, shredded chicken, extra tomato sauce & spices, put it in a casserole dish, sprinkle with a a couple of tbls cheese and bake.
Absolutely delicious and creamy soup.
Olive Oil, Canola Oil, olive oil spray, oysters crackers, lots of red pepper flakes
3 Meatballs per serving. It's really more than 4 servings of pasta but only 4 servings of meatballs...so it would actually be a little less calories.